[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003, Volume Va (VIIIa): Regional Report, Dodoma Region

Cover Tanzania 2002/2003 Dodoma


Zanzibar, Tanzania: United Republic of Tanzania, National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Ministry of Water and Livestock Development, Ministry of Cooperatives and Marketing, Presidents Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, (December 2007)

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This report presents the main census results obtained during the National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/03a. This report covers small-scale agriculture households which were selected using statistical sampling techniques in rural areas of Dodoma region of Tanzania. The results in the report do not cover urban areas and large-scale farmers.

The report describes the important findings in relation to agricultural production, productivity, husbandry, access to resources, levels of involvement in agricultural related activities and poverty in Dodoma region. It provides an overview of the rural agricultural households and their levels of involvement in agricultural related activities at region level.


  • Type of Agriculture Household, Number, Type of Holding, Household Size
  • Rank of Importance of LIvelihood Activities
  • Households by Sex, Age Group, Read and Write Languages by Language, Literacy, School Attendance, Main Activity
  • Household Members by Level of Involvement in Farming, Level of Formal Education, Sec of Head of Household, Household Size, Off-farm Income Generating Activities, Maximum Education Level Attained
  • Land Ownership/Tenure
  • Households by Type of Land Use
  • Number of Agriculture Households by Whether All Land Available to the Household Was Used
  • Number of Agriculture Households by Whether they Consider Having Sufficient Land for the Household
  • Number of Agriculture Households By Whether Female Members of the Household Own or Have Customary Right to Land
  • Number of Crop Growing Households and Area Planted
  • Crop and Vegetable Production, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Crop Growing Households by Means of Soil Preparation, Fertilizer Use, Irrigation Use, Insecticide Use, Herbicide Use, Fungicides Use, Improved Seed Use, Method of Land Clearing
  • Permanent Crop Production, Area Planted, Area Harvested, Quantity Harvested, Yield, Planted Area with Fertilizer by Type
  • Planted Area by Fertilizer Type
  • Number of Crop Growing Households Reported to Have Processed Products, Processing Crops, Method of Processing
  • Agro Processing: Main Product, Use of Primary Processed Product, Where Product Sold, Type of By-Product
  • Marketing: Households That Sold Agricultural Produce, Households That Did Not Sell, Reasons for Not Selling
  • Irrigation, Irrigated Area
  • Source of Irrigation Water, Method of Field Application of Irrigation Water
  • Method Used to Obtain Water
  • Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities
  • Households Using Chemical Fertilizer, Farm Yard Manure, Compost Manure, Insecticide/Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seeds
  • Access to Inputs: Source of Chemical Fertilizer, Source of Farm Yard Manure, Source of Compost Manure, Source of Insecticides/Fungicides, Source of Herbicides, Source of Improved Seeds, Distance to Source, Reasons for Not Using, Quality, Plans for Use
  • Households Receiving Credit by Main Source of Credit, Reasons for Not Using Credit, Main Purpose of Credit
  • Number of Planted Trees by Species, Households with Planted Trees, Planting Location, Main Use of Planted Trees, Distance to Community Planted Forest
  • Households Receiving Extension Messages, Quality of Extension Services, Source of Extension Messages, Households Receiving Advice by Topic, Households Receiving and Adopting Extension Messages
  • Households That Used Draft animals to Cultivate Land, Number Owned, Area Cultivated, Type of Draft Animal
  • Households Using Organic Fertilizer, Area of Farm Yard Manure and Compost Application
  • Livestock Production
  • Pests and Parasites: Deworming, Ticks, Tsetse Flies
  • Fish Farming
  • Households Receiving Livestock Extension Services
  • Distances from Household Dwellings to Infrastructures and Services: Schools, Roads, Hospitals, Health Clinics, Regional Capital, Markets, District Capital
  • Satisfaction with Services
  • Household Facilities: Roofing, Owned Assets
  • Toilets
  • Main Source of Energy
  • Main Source of Drinking Water, Time Spent to and from Main Source of Drinking Water
  • Meals, Meat Consumption, Fish Consumption, Food Satisfaction
  • Main Source of Cash Income

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Bulrush Millet, Finger Millet, Cereals, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Roots and Tubers, Mung Beans, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Chick Peas, Bambaranuts, Pulses, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnuts, Soya Beans, Oil Seeds and Oil Nuts, Okra, Radish, Turmeric, Onions,  Cabbage, Tomatoes, Spinach, Carrot, Chillies, Amaranths, Fruits and Vegetables, Pigeon Pea, Malay Apple, Sugarcane, Nutmeg, Banana, Mango, Pawpaw, range, Mandarine/Tangerine, Guava, Lime/Lemon, Rambutan, Rubber Vine Fruit, Durian, Grape,

Livestock: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys, Donkeys

Districts: Kondoa, Mpwapwa, Kongwa, Dodoma Rural, Dodma Urban